Dazoo
Dazoo

Dazoo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dazoomaui.com/
  • Phone: (808) 579-9999
  • Hours of Operation:
    11am to 9pm seven days a week
    Sunday Brunch 9am to 3pm

    Lunch: 11am to 3pm
    Sunday Brunch 9am to 3pm
    Happy Hour: 3pm to 6pm
    Dinner: 5pm to 9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Asian, Hawaiian
  • Executive Chef: James Walworth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: We have music nights on Wednesday and Thursday with some great local musicians including Jazz and Hawaiian styles. On 4th Friday Paia has a big fest and we have live music and great food.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hana Highway
  • Public Transit: Bus - 35 - Haiku Islander. Get off in Paia and walk up Baldwin Avenue.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a great parking lot just past our building on the right hand side of Baldwin Ave. just before the Paia Post Office.
    Additional parking in:
    1. The public parking next to our building right next to Mana Food.
    2. In the parking area down the right hand side of our building.
    3. If you are lucky on the street.
A word from Dazoo
Fine dining, family-style, in friendly and fun Paia. We encourage our diners to savor our share plates. Mix, match and explore the exciting flavors we offer. Relish unique appetizers created by our executive chef. Combine your entree with our locally sourced sides and discover new tastes of Maui with your dining partner.
Our entrees are served naked! You get to choose your favorite flavors and sides to add to the main dish.
Indulge in some of our specialty cocktails with your meal. Dazoo has a full bar and an award winning mixologist. Our winning Mai Tais are smooth and refreshing.
Our on site bakery bakes fresh goodies every day, stock up for your trip to Hana.
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Dazoo reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (9)special occasion (8)hot spot (7)notable wine list (6)romantic (5)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Loved the unique menu selection & specialty drinks
    MauGal
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything we ordered was interesting and delicious. The salad was lovely with a light dressing that didn't overpower the greens. Two of us had the special margaritas--delicious not sweet but just right and $6.00 at happy hour. I had the breadfruit & we shared the toasted Nori with sesame seeds. lots of appetizers at reasonable prices. Our tab for 2 people with 2 drinks each was an amazing $49.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmyTVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Food was good, but service lacked. Our waitress was very pleasant, but very slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome food
    cucina13
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Wonderful restaurant off the main road in Paia Outstanding drinks and even better food. Had the fried Nori seaweed appetizer, light and flavorful. Finished with Bibimbap with prawns, although just a few, the entire dish was balanced and we'll executed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfy and fun
    Localboy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Nice comfortable welcoming spot with great food and bar offerings. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good.
    Kanani71
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I've dined at Dazoo three times for dinner and once for lunch. It's just really delicious and fun. The menu items get switched up and the drinks are divine. I never thought I'd ever order a bourbon drink, find it delicious and want more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ryan and his team create a
    QuadJVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delightful dining experience. The cocktails are refreshing and the food is scrumptious. And the roasred potatoes are to die for - Kudos
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Dazoo reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    very attentive service with helpful explanations and suggestions. Very tasty dishes from start to finish with 3 people sampling multiple different items. Right-priced. Nice new establishment---will be back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Mahalo
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We dined here celebrating our anniversary. The restaurant was less than half full and seemed "dead" compared to other local restaurants. The only person to acknowledge or special occasion was the hostess - the server or manager never said anything. We tried a lot of dishes and everything was one note. Disappointed all the way around.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting menu
    Cardio2006
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We made a nice discovery on our way back to Hana The food was excellent and at a very reasonable price Would definitively recommend
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dazoo drinks dabest
    UniqueDrinksAndFunFood
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Ready for Morning Wood? Their drinks are outstanding. Recommend Ulu with homemade Taro chips and their Hamakua Mushrooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly a treasure
    4tun8
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great food, awesome service, thoughtful employees. A treasure for those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent good at a great value
    AlpineapVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    We enjoyed this dinner among the top 3 or four evenings out in Maui. There were two adults and two kids and everyone found something to please. The Ono was perfect and the Bi Bim Bop was really fantastic w prawns. The desserts are worth saving a wee bit if room for. We choose from the pastry case. Overall, a place we would return to again with cool decor and excellent cocktails. Happy hour is a great value but nothing is overpriced on reg menu at all. Try it!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dazoo is DaKine
    Chris
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We were very impressed with the quality and taste of all the dishes our group of four had at dinner. Salads were fresh and colorful and great tasting. The soup was divine and every dish we had was really memorable. The beef, the pasta, the fish, all plates were rewarding to every ones taste buds, and the Chocolate Mac pie was to die for. The amounts were on the light side, but the quality and taste were well worth coming to Dazoo. I also must say that the drinks were great. The Mojito and the Mai Tai were fantastic and the choice of local / Hawaiian beer was very good. Great overall and would recommend Dazoo to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maui Has Slim Pickings
    Rain
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    For Maui's scene, Dazoo is a great pick-me-up for a little bit of that mainland flavor and ambiance. When you go you don't feel like you're being given that forced island vibe that most local restaurants thrive on. The restaurant is forward with it's intentions and style, and it seems to be doing it's thing regardless of being on Maui, which is nice. Our waitress seemed a little cold, a bit bland, and not too helpful. I think she was interested in a 10-top of ladies further back in the restaurant, which coming from the food industry, I can understand, but I would have liked to feel that she was a little more excited to be seating us. Meatballs and dessert were our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dazoo delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    we LOVED Dazoo... the PhoBang and Morning Wood cocktails were exceptional... delivered by their fabulous creator bartender Jimmy, who holds the state title of (i'm not sure... exactly) best mixologist... or grand champion ... or ask them... and they'll tell you... the meal was phenomenal... Marnell provided great suggestions and excellent personal service to each of us... the sweet potato croquettes, and Dazoo ulu taro chips were incredible... we would have ordered just that in a bowl for an entrée if they offered it. the gluten free desserts were also sensational. basically we loved everything about the evening ... the food, the service, the ambiance... terrific. we shared everything family style for the 5 of us. perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice
    2hotdogsandajack
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Food is surprisingly good..didn't really know what to expect. .was pleasantly surprised. .enjoyed everything. .A bit loud. They need some kind of solution for the sound level..but.. The food makes up for that and can be over looked. .must dine here..you will love it..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pick it up!
    humuhumu
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    All the people and the food seemed 'lethargic". The whole place needed some energy. When the servers brought the food there were no descriptions or excitement. The food was good but a little inconsistent. Not quite what we expected by a fairly new place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar Dining
    UncaLarry
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I'm uncommonly noise sensitive. That said, Dazoo by 6:30 PM on a recent Wednesday night was noisy enough that if the dining had been anything but remarkable, innovative, and exciting, I'd be complaining and seriously dinging the restaurant on its overall rating. Fact is, the food met all those criteria in such a stellar way that I'd have been happy if I'd been eating in a disco on the main floor of Grand Central Station on New Year's Eve... well... New Year's Eve was probably a step too far... probably. Can't wait for a chance to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dazoo is dabomb
    techperson
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    There aren't that many top-quality restaurants in East Maui outside of the big hotels. The Hali'imaile General Store has been pretty much alone, until now. Dazoo took over the space of a second-tier restaurant and serves terrific, original food at a fair price. With Dazoo in Paia and Nuka in Haiku, the food scene here is really looking up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great healthy choice for
    MangiamoVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A great healthy choice for dining in Pa'ia. Lots of Asian-inspired vegetarian dishes but also enough to satisfy carnivores. Menu is mostly small plates, with a few entrees as well. Decent wine selection and ample spirits with a talented bartender. Service is very friendly, cheerful and attentive. We ate here 3 times (2 dinners, 1 lunch) during our week-long stay in Haiku. Hope it's still there on our next visit to Maui.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    SecretDiner
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The shrimp,taro chip & dip and Kailua Pork were great appetizers. Desserts were delish. The menu is unusual and different but our Group loved all the food!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty!!
    Janice
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I went through Open Table for a reservation instead of calling Dazoo. There were only 3 times available for several days after we wanted to eat there. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty. The manager said they could have seated us at any time we would have wanted. Told him about the times we were offered. Needless to say, he was not happy with Open Table. The same happened to us for eating at Mama's Fish House. We waited 10 days to get a table. People who were there just walked in a got seated. Some one should be checking the website.!!! :-(
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time at this restaurant.
    Tommy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Second time at this restaurant. Great food and friendly, knowledgeable service. A top notch Maui spot with all the right touches. The mixologist knows his stuff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine Dine
    Makawaomaid
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We didn't realize when we reserved a table for Valentine's Day that they only had a fixed menu for dinner. In any case, we enjoyed our selections -- I had a very tasty Chicken Breast on an Asian veggie medley, my hubby had the Mahimahi with Quinoa and both were yummy. The meatball appetizer and spinach/beet/goat cheese salad were both delicious, the meatballs exceptionally tasty. Ended with a coconut sorbet and creme brulet which were both good. The only gripe is the price of $50ea, and the length of time it took to bring out our entree's (apx. 30 mins)....
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant Valentine's Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fabulous from start to finish! Great food, great service, delicious mai tai's! Thank you Dazoo! Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Innocative Cuisine
    Lorelai
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Dazoo is a find. Fresh ingredients from Maui's farms, sustainable farmed. Creative cuisine. Interesting wine list. Tapas style plates for small appetites or for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    our waiter was ok but our food runner was really helpful. we did have to ask them to refill our water a few times... but the food is really good. we ordered the ssam and liked how you actually built your own (in the past we've had it already wrapped). the condiments for the ssam were awesome. i even spoke to the owner then the chef about what was in the korean seaweed salad. the hamakua mushrooms are to die for. i was tempted to place a second order! desserts are delicious too. that has got to be the best lilikoi cheesecake i've ever had. yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved Dazoo
    Cathy
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Dazoo opened about 2 months ago. I appreciated the creative Hawaiian/Korean modern menu. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paia: not just flatbread
    MattVIP
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    What a wonderful find. Just open and really outstanding. Chef and senior staff From Seattle. Farm to table menu. I had the chicken and it was amazing! My husband had the pork loin. Again amazing! Our sons has the pasta - terrific! And also the SSAM. That was truly inventive and great!! Desserts absolutely GREAT! Try Dazoo!! It is great and that's saying a lot from a family from the Wine Country In Northern California!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dazoo dafood?
    localfoodie
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Nice Paia restaurant with great contemporary decor, but too many hard surfaces made place loud and uncomfortable. Maui has many outstanding restaurants so while the food was good, it did not have the "wow" factor. Dazoo can fix this by offering bigger portions, especially on the entrees. Server was friendly, but food came out late for people we came with, drink order forgotten.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time everything we liked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    First time everything we liked except very long wait for food...very long with no real reason bust but good management can handle that, every one was waiting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but sloooow...
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    We made reservations for 2 for Sunday brunch. When we arrived, the restaurant was fairly quiet, 1 table of 7 and three or four tables of 2. We placed our order, I ordered a veggie omelet and my wife ordered a Korean rice bowl. Then we waited... Shortly after we ordered, they started warning newcomers that there would be a 40 minute wait for food, due to a table of 7 that had put them behind. At this time, there was only 1 table besides ours, that did not have it's food. 45 minutes after ordering, our food arrived. My omelet was hot and delicious, but my home fries were cold. My wife had requested brown rice, but the sent white, which she ate, for fear of waiting again. The food was delicious, but they really need to work on the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place -- great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Loved this place -- great food and try their specialty cocktails!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food in Maui
    alnbarthelVIP
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Our meal at Dazoo was without a doubt the best and most creative food we've ever had in Maui. Using mostly local foods, the menu, though small, offered a wide variety. Our waiter, Matthew was gracious, helpful, efficient and charming. The owner, host, went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Most importantly our meals were wonderful, and delighted the palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potential?
    foodiecarenaVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I really wanted to give Dazoo good ratings but we all thought that the menu was too small, the portions too small, the food just mediocre and the service slow. There weren't many people there when we first arrived but it still took 20 minutes to get drinks. I walked away still hungry with nothing left to order. They ran out of the special early on and if our server had come back to take our order sooner, we may have been able to order it. Maybe it's just time that will help .. Recommend more menu options, larger portions, faster service. Mai Tais were very good however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot in Paia
    John
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Loved this place and the food was delicious, plates were well thought out, and the service great. The place has only been open just over a month, but we loved it and will certainly go back. The decor was mid-uplift, but it still felt inviting and not sterile despite the walls being freshly painted (no art). This place will soon be hard to get in so get your reservations now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definite find
    WildAccountant
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Unusual location that is a slightly off the main walkway, that hides the great food within. Really unique creations! Large space with lots of big tables and it seems too much staff - really good service. We brought 4 kids that were vulturing the adults meals (they were that good). Definitely something different from the ordinary and worth going out of your way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaZoo is localicious
    JanaMc
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    DaZoo has an eclectic menu filled with locally sourced, deliciously created food. Small, medium and large sized plates make this spot a great place to really dig into the menu. We tried several menu items and there wasn't a mediocre bite among them. Whoever's in the kitchen really has a good imagination and a clear vision on how to highlight local Maui produce, meats and fish. Highlights were the Kauai Prawns, the Meatballs and the Hamakua Mushrooms. DaZoo also has an imaginative cocktail list, beers, wine and delicious locally flavored shrubs. Go to DaZoo, you WILL return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the town of PAIA, great
    EatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Love the town of PAIA, great to watch the surfers, wind surfers and kite boarders, and was looking for a less touristy place than the normal restaurants in Lahaina. Wanted something with some local flavor. The menu was so creative and unique, but there was something for everyone. Delicious and gourmet food, in a casual, laid back atmosphere. It was a home run. Must try all the sides, Sweet potato fritters, winged beans, mushrooms; they were all incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    During our trip to Maui decided to drive to Hana and wanted to have dinner in Paia. Went on Open Table and found Moana Cafe. What a gem-a fabulous find. Had the soup of the evening which had a coconut milk, pineapple and we did not want it to end. All our entrees were scrumptious. Had the local fish, my husband the Korean osso bucco and my daughter had the soy chile flank steak. This was one of the best meals we had on vacation and we visited high end to local restaurants. The lemon grass creme brulee was the best we have ever had. We wish we lived closer!! Anyone who visits Paia MUST eat here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.